The Pastor’s Saturday Prayer Closet

I love the prayer outline provided by Zach Eswine in his book on preaching. Here it is: 

  • Illumination - Psalm 119:18 "Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law."
  • A message - Ephesians 6:19 "and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,"
  • An open door - Colossians 4:3 "meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,”
  • Effectiveness - 2 Thessalonians 3:1 "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,"
  • Clarity - Colossians 4:4 "that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak."
  • Boldness - Ephesians 6:20 "for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."
  • Deliverance - 2 Thessalonians 3:2 "and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith."